Not that there are any real surprises here, but it’s (the article) well worth reading in case you have any doubts as to what Obama’s up to.
That Obama still talks about success in Iraq is truly remarkable and reveals how narrow the spectrum of debate is between Democrats and Republican. McCain and Obama both would only end the occupation if they are able to declare a victory for the United States.
Hell, maybe he’s been listening to the hack media and believes that things are going swimmingly in Iraq!
What Obama does not mention is that he has voted for hundreds of billions of those dollars to be spent in his time in the Senate, through his support of an expanded Pentagon budget and the ongoing supplemental funding bills to continue the occupation. Obama’s Web site excuses this by this circuitous rationale “Since Obama came to Washington in January of 2005, every single Senate Democrat has voted for every single Iraq funding bill that has come to the Senate floor until President Bush vetoed a timetable for withdrawal.”
Paint me radical, but it’s really strange that someone who is opposed to the war would continually vote for funding. I mean, sure, he didn’t vote for it last Octoberish before the primaries rolled out (I guess he was trying to fool the primary voters), but he’s voted for all of the other funding requests including the latest one.
We know this, but it’s not emphasized so that the anti-war folks won’t pay attention to Obama being an imperialist. Mind you, you have to be an imperialist if you want to be seriously considered for president.
Oh well…the beat goes on.